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USA: Long Beach turns out for Bernie 2020 despite online threats

United States, Long Beach
August 07, 2019 at 07:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

Some 6,000 supporters attended a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Long Beach, California on Tuesday despite threats made online leading to an arrest.

Police arrested 27-year-old Jose Rafael Guzman in a Los Angeles suburb for criminal threats and threatening a public officer.

Sanders did not mention the incident in his speech although he took aim at the National Rifle Association (NRA), who he believes enable access to the firearms which have been used in a recent spate of mass shootings around the country.

"Let us pass common-sense gun legislation," Sanders told the crowd, pointing the finger at the Republicans' Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who has blocked House-passed firearm legislation.

Sanders finished runner-up in the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries but will be hoping to go at least one better come 2020.

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Some 6,000 supporters attended a rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in Long Beach, California on Tuesday despite threats made online leading to an arrest.

Police arrested 27-year-old Jose Rafael Guzman in a Los Angeles suburb for criminal threats and threatening a public officer.

Sanders did not mention the incident in his speech although he took aim at the National Rifle Association (NRA), who he believes enable access to the firearms which have been used in a recent spate of mass shootings around the country.

"Let us pass common-sense gun legislation," Sanders told the crowd, pointing the finger at the Republicans' Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who has blocked House-passed firearm legislation.

Sanders finished runner-up in the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries but will be hoping to go at least one better come 2020.

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